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The 2018 LEGO employee-exclusive Christmas gift 4002018 has been revealed to the masses from various sources, by the people who have received them.

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I could probably reverse engineer most of the set from image, but are the official instructions available anywhere?

  • I would suggest to wait a little. I'm sure instructions will be available, but the set is still very new, so it may take a while until people can upload either scanned or recreated instructions. It's certainly a nice set! – TheBrickBlogger Dec 13 '18 at 16:33
  • Did you got the set yourself or just curious? – Ankit Sharma Dec 15 '18 at 6:07
  • @AnkitSharma Not yet – Alexander O'Mara Dec 15 '18 at 6:34
  • @AlexanderO'Mara so you are a Lego employee? – Ankit Sharma Dec 15 '18 at 7:01
  • @AnkitSharma No, I'm not a LEGO employee. – Alexander O'Mara Dec 15 '18 at 7:03
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As TheBrickBlogger said, you need to wait:

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Even contacted their customer support and the reply was:

I don't think those are every available publicly

Not unless you are an employee

And after insisting repeatedly, answer from seniors was:

So they confirmed they would not be available. Sorry!


Update: rebrickable have full detail of all individual pieces (281) and video demo too.

  • Given that this is intended for employees only, it shouldn't be surprising that instructions, if any were made, would not be available publicly, nor is TLG obligated to publish them, so I wouldn't bother waiting. I've received a bag of bricks that build a sculpture that's only ever been given out in certain parts of Asia, and instructions for that aren't available online either, nor would I be comfortable publishing scans of the instructions without TLG's written permission (even if I'm well within my legal rights as a consumer to do so). – LegoSonicBoy Dec 18 '18 at 5:45
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BZPower has done a live stream build of the set. It's not exactly the instructions, but you can follow along with the video to learn how it's built.

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I found a couple of speed-build of the set on Youtube, that quickly show how some of the unclear parts are built.

All New Bricks

Sariel's LEGO® Workshop

  • As great as both of these channels are, what I don't understand is why TLG sent them review copies of a set that was never intended for general availability in the first place (and is, as described, an employee exclusive). Is it because they know the employee-given copies will just get gifted or resold and change hands in general and decided they might as well let everyone see them built? – LegoSonicBoy Dec 25 '18 at 17:23
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    @LegoSonicBoy these were not sent out with the intention to be review copies. Along with LEGO employees, this year, LEGO Ambassadors also received the set as a Christmas gift. Some of these Ambassadors who run YouTube channels or blogs choose to publish reviews or speed-builds of the set. This may or may not have been a good idea, as this set is not available to the general public. Previously, Ambassadors received a regular small to medium set for Christmas as a thank you for their contributions. – TheBrickBlogger Dec 26 '18 at 17:05
  • @TheBrickBlogger: Thanks for the clarification. Sounds like it's not quite exclusive to just employees after all. But I'd think LEGO Ambassadors were up there with them anyway. – LegoSonicBoy Dec 27 '18 at 14:40
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I found this video showing the building instruction booklet page by page

[戴樂高] 2018- LEGO 4002018 INSTRUCTION 組裝圖

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